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Coronavirus began spreading in the US in January — predating President Trump’s travel restrictions and the detection of community transmission, CDC says

A medical worker walks down a New York street on May 29, 2020.
A medical worker walks down a New York street on May 29, 2020.

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  • Nearly a month before community spread was first detected, “sustained, community transmission” of the coronavirus in the United States began in late January or early February, a report from the CDC says.

  • A “single importation” from China was followed by “several importations” from Europe, the study’s authors found.

  • “As America begins to reopen, looking back at how COVID-19 made its way to the United States will contribute to a better understanding to prepare for the future,” said CDC Director Robert Redfield.

  • Redfield said that

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Thailand marks 28 days without local transmission, aims to ease travel

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand hopes to ease some coronavirus restrictions on foreigners entering the country after going for 28 days without recording any domestic transmissions, a senior official said on Monday.

Those who will benefit from the easing of restrictions will include business executives, skilled workers and foreigners who live in Thailand.

“The first three groups will be able to return to Thailand and stay in 14-day state quarantine,” said the spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration, Taweesin Wisanuyothin.

Medical tourists will also be allowed back for treatment in hospital, he said.

Short-term business travellers and tourists

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